Very slow boot up
I am having problems with booting up my system, it is taking about 15-20 mins to boot up, the longest part is it hanging on the boot screen approx 10-15 mins.
I have two partitions on my main hard drive (C & D) I have one operating system (XP Pro SP2) on C: So i have now cleared out everything that was on D: onto C: so that i could format D: and do a fresh install, so i now have a dual boot, to see if there is any difference.
Now that i have a fresh install on D: with a minimum amount of programmes (nothing downloaded from the web, it also takes the same amoount of time to boot, it was okay when i first installed the OS, but now after a few restarts it is also unbelievably slow to boot.
So i am pretty sure it can't be cr4p on the start up that is causing the long wait, and the hard drive is only a few months old, how can i test my CPU etc to find out why it is taking so long to boot up ?
Is there a small programme out there where i can test my HDD and CPU ?
Any help would be much apprecited.
Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2
Asrock K7S41GX Motherboard AGP 8X, FSB 400, DDR 400
ATI Radeon 9200SE 128MB
512 DDR RAM DDR333
AMD XP2500 CPU 333 Mhz ( BARTON )
80gb Western Digital SD WD800JB-00JJA0 - 7200rpm Hard Drive
80gb Maxtor 6Y080L0 Plus 9 - 7200rpm Hard Drive